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About Us

Pediatric Associates is Florida’s largest privately owned primary care pediatric practice, with more than 200 providers and 34 convenient locations extending from Jacksonville to Miami. Our facilities offer families comprehensive services, including X-ray and state certified laboratories. We are open 365 days a year with weekend, evening and holiday hours for your convenience. Our mission is to enhance the lives of all children and their families by delivering the highest quality pediatric healthcare in a compassionate and healthy environment.

Founded in 1955, Pediatric Associates opened its first office in Hollywood, Florida. Since then, our physicians have cared for generations of families with our first patients now bringing their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to our practice.

We were one of the first medical groups to introduce satellite office locations staffed by multiple physicians and one of the first pediatric groups to embrace managed care in the 1970s.

Pediatric Associates will continue to bring the best possible healthcare service to its patients well into the 21st Century. Ease of access, prompt courteous service and responsiveness to our patients’ concerns will always be our primary goal. We realize that patients are the reason we exist and we strive to treat them professionally with compassion, respect and dignity.

Our Mission Statement

Pediatric Associates’ mission is to enhance the lives of all children, their families, and communities by delivering the highest quality of pediatric healthcare and service in a compassionate and healthy environment. Pediatric Associates is committed to meeting this mission and providing all staff and providers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding work environment by embracing the following core values:

Pediatric Associates Core Values

innovationWe are committed to caring for children in a fun and welcoming environment.

accountabilityWe are accountable for our actions.

collaborationWe perform in teams, lead by example and collaborate.

community We are industry leaders creating our own solutions.

We embrace continuous learning opportunities.

serviceWe grow incredible futures.

We make an impact in each neighborhood we serve.

We’re here when you need us.

We respect and value individual and cultural diversity.

We provide excellent care to our patients.

Your Pediatric Associates Medical Home is all about YOU!

The best way to keep you child healthy is to prevent illness and promote healthy activities. At Pediatric Associates, your child’s health care team focuses on state-of-the-art, evidence-based medicine so that your child is protected.

  • Well Child Exam Rates / Immunization Success Rates:  Pediatric Associates consistently excels in our well visit and immunization success rates. We offer annual well visit reminders around your child’s birthday as well as focused vaccine outreach. You can be sure that your child’s preventative exam is a priority for both you and your Pediatric Associates care team.
Your child’s care is coordinated by the primary clinician of your choice. Our Medical Home is a “Pediatric Team” or partnership between you, your child, your family and your primary care clinician.


Clinician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant leads the team

Clinical Staff

Medical Assistants and lab staff work on the front line in caring for your child

Referral Coordinator

Assists with referrals to specialists and other services

Specialty Clinician

Provides services needed outside of our office



Your child is in the center of the team

Community Resources

Services that support the needs of the patient and their family

Care Manager

Works with patients to assess, plan and set up medically necessary services

Front Office Staff

Check in and out, answer phones, and schedule your child’s appointments

Patient's Family

Medical decisions are made in a true partnership with the family
The most important health care team members are – you/your child. Your child is our focus and so we will ask for information about the medical issues you are dealing with and also strive to understand the conditions at home and school which can affect your child’s health.

  • Your Pediatric Team will know the health history of your child.
  • They will listen to your concerns as well as your child’s.
  • They will create a trusting and collaborative relationship with you and your child.
We will work with you and other health care partners to coordinate the care that your child receives outside our office. This will also allow us to maintain a complete care record for your child.
We are open 365 days a year, have weekend & evening hours, and can be reached by phone 24 hours a day.
In turn we will ask that you/your child:

  • Become comfortable sharing information with your team.
  • Routinely communicate your child’s needs, family needs or changes in your child’s health.
  • Remember to tell your team about any care your child received between visits to our office (such as emergency room visits, urgent care clinics or unscheduled specialist visits).
  • Complete a patient satisfaction survey from time to time to let us know how we are doing, and what we can do to improve communication or care to you/your child.

Our Focus on Quality

Pediatric Associates’ providers and staff aim to provide quality programs to address the needs of your child. Here is a snapshot of the programs and services offered by the practice:

Disease Management Programs
We offer a comprehensive asthma assessment process and easy-to-follow guidance for home care. If your child wheezes or you suspect he/she may have asthma, ask our staff about scheduling an evaluation.
Overweight children are at higher risk for developing many diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and depression. Let us help your family adopt healthy habits to help your child lose weight responsibly and with long-term success.
If you are concerned that your child may have Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder, please ask your provider to screen your child for this condition. We will provide you with important guidance on parenting, school performance, and treatments with and without medication.

Quality is Our Mission

Pediatric Associates’ knows you have a choice when it comes to your child’s health and well-being. We are pleased to report that our quality measures score better than other Florida pediatricians and also national pediatricians.

Immediate Availability

A measure of how quickly our patients are seen when they need an appointment right away.

Pediatric Associates
National Pediatricians
Florida Pediatricians
Infant Well-Visits

Patients who completed 6 or more routine well-visits during their first 15 months after birth.

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National Pediatricians
Florida Pediatricians
Sore Throats

Successful administration of the appropriate testing for children with sore throats.

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National Pediatricians
Florida Pediatricians

“My family has been going to Pediatric Associates for generations and will continue to do so.”

- Jake S. August 23, 2016

Why Choose Us

As the nation’s leading primary care practice, Pediatric Associates offers numerous services, benefits, classes and educational resources for its patients.

  • Board certified pediatricians
  • Academic affiliations with area universities, hospitals and medical schools
  • After hours offices open to all sick patients in: Skylake, Weston, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach
  • Extended hours in some locations. Please see office listings for exact hours.
  • 24 Hour nurse line
  • Telemedicine visits available for some common illnesses
  • Many of our physicians speak a number of foreign languages including Spanish, French, Hebrew, Creole, Portuguese, Russian, and others.
  • Cultural/Ethnic Diversity
  • Male and Female Physicians
  • On-site laboratories & X-rays in most offices
  • Minor surgical procedures performed on site
  • Hearing & vision testing
  • Network physicians collaborate daily on all “hospitalized” patients
  • Ear piercing from 3 months
  • Fast online appointment booking
  • Online bill pay
  • Online patient portal to review records, request refills, message doctor and much more
  • Separate well and sick waiting areas
  • Access to network physicians for second opinions
  • Ample parking
  • Clean, comfortable facilities
  • State-of-the-art family-friendly offices

RSVP to any of these classes online or at 1-877-334-5437 or visit the Classes & Events section of this site.

A Word From Our CEO


Welcome to the Pediatric Associates website. As chief executive officer, I want to thank you for choosing and trusting us with your child’s healthcare.

Pediatric Associates has a rich history with more than 60 years as a trusted pediatric practice in Florida. We opened our first office in 1955 with the philosophy that all children deserve the best healthcare available. Since then, Pediatric Associates has grown to include more than 200 physicians and 32 offices extending from Jacksonville to South Florida. As we grew, we never lost sight of our mission to enhance the lives of all children, their families, and communities by delivering the highest quality of pediatric healthcare and service in a compassionate and healthy environment.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, innovation and service to the community. These values are what keep Pediatric Associates at the forefront of pediatric medicine in today’s healthcare environment. From our offices, to our pediatricians, and team of clinical staff, we are dedicated to providing nothing but the best for you and your child.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our exceptional physicians and the services we have to offer. Thank you again for choosing us as your healthcare provider. We know you have choices when it comes to your child’s health and we value the trust you have placed in Pediatric Associates.

Peter J. Shulman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P
Chief Executive Officer

More About Our Executive Team

Community Commitment

The Pediatric Associates Foundation is an independent, charitable organization that raises money for the purpose of providing grants to other charitable organizations and programs that benefit children and youth in South Florida.

From 2013 – 2016 we will be accepting grant applications focused on safety initiatives in the communities that we serve from Homestead to Port St. Lucie and Tampa Bay.

Community Recognition

South Florida Parenting
Best Pediatrics

Pediatric Associates was voted “Best Pediatrics” by the readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County in 2013.

Broward Family Life
Favorite Pediatric Group Practice

Pediatric Associates was voted the “Favorite Pediatric Group Practice” by the readers of Broward Family Life Magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Accredited by AAAHC

As an AAAHC Accredited organization we participate in on-going self evaluation, on-site surveys by AAAHC surveyors, peer review and education to continuously improve our care and services.

Our City Weston
Best Pediatric Group

Pediatric Associates’ Weston office voted “Best Pediatric Group” in Weston by Our City Weston in 2010.

South Florida Parenting
Best Pediatric Group

Pediatric Associates was voted “Best Pediatric Group” by the readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County in 2010, 2011, and 2016.

Weston Gazette
Best Pediatric Group

Pediatric Associates’ Weston office voted “Best Pediatric Group” in Weston by the readers of the Weston Gazette in 2012.

Broward Family Life
Favorite Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Jonathan Malka, Asthma & Allergy Specialist, was voted “Favorite Pediatric Specialist” by the readers of Broward Family Life Magazine in 2013 and 2014.

South Florida Parenting
Best Pediatrics

Pediatric Associates was voted “Best Pediatrics” by the readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County in 2012.

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